The Game of Thrones is a hit American TV show based on writer George RR Martin’s fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. I’m a huge fan of the first book of the series, The Game of Thrones, which it one of the best books I have ever read. I still remember my disbelief when Ned Stark’s head rolled.
However, I just can’t get into the TV show.
Now I know the TV show is actually bigger than the book series. It is widely considered the most pirated TV show of 2012 and the popularity of the show had bought new fans, most of whom wouldn’t touch a fantasy book if their life depended on it, to the series. There are conventions where fans dressed up as characters of the show; all sort of goods are being sold based on the show; there is even a fan that recreate scenes from the show on his website via the medium of Lego.
I have all the books, and the show seems to follow the book pretty faithfully, but I just don’t get it. I just can’t get the Game of Thrones as a TV show and I think I know why.
It’s on TV.
I think that’s my problem with The Game of Thrones. It’s a fantasy show of dragons, knights and swords on television. A medium that I think doesn’t suit the genre. So as the third season of the show start, I find myself in a strange situation. Watching a show I know the story of in a medium which I don’t think suit the story.
Of course with all the fans it has, I’m in the minority.